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Kylie Jenner Facebook Up $13B Since Slamming Snapchat

2/24/2018 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner's good for business ... if you're in the Facebook business. Sorry, Snapchat.

As we reported ... Snapchat's value plummeted a whopping $1.3 billion the day after Kylie tweeted 18 simple words to bash the app. And, as of Friday's market close, it kept going south.

Snap Inc. market value:

Feb. 21 – $22.78B (The day Kylie tweeted)

Feb. 22 – $21.40B 

Feb. 23 – $21.41B

This is music to the ears of Snapchat's rival ... Facebook. The social media giant, of course, owns Instagram. Snap and the 'Gram have been dueling for a few years now, but SC's best feature -- posting "stories" -- finally made its way to IG, which has since gotten the upper hand.

The biggest tell ... Facebook's bottom line in market value:

Feb. 21 – $516.83B

Feb. 22 – $519.97B

Feb. 23 – $532.86B

Kylie might not have intended for any of this to happen ... but such is her influence. 

Blac Chyna Chick in New Sex Tape Looks Like Me ... But She's a Cheap Knockoff

2/23/2018 1:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna says a new sex tape floating around featuring a woman who's the spitting image of her is just that ... a spitting image, but it ain't her.

An out of focus, 13-minute video surfaced online just after Chyna's oral sex vid with Mechie leaked.

The new video shows a woman with Chyna's skin tone, body type and hairstyle engaging in sexual intercourse with an African-American man. The woman has several tattoos on her body, just like Chyna.

The video first popped up on Twitter, but has since spread to popular porn sites trying to pass it off as her. 

Sources close to Chyna admit ... the woman in the grainy footage does have significant similarities to the reality star, but it is absolutely NOT her. 

We're told Chyna's legal team has fired off more than 20 cease and desist letters to the porn sites that are hawking the video using Chyna's name. Her lawyers have also sent the letters to porn sites showing her oral sex tape with Mechie. 

Kanye and Kourtney Mum on Kylie Tanking Snapchat

2/23/2018 6:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Our photog gave it the ol' college try, but Kanye West and Kourtney Kardashian weren't having it when he asked about Kylie going south on Snapchat.

Kanye and Kourtney went to the movies in Calabasas to see "Black Panther" and, as they left, we asked them about the power of Kylie. As you know, she pretty much said she was done with the app and the stock plummeted over 7% after her tweets, although it did bounce back a bit, closing Thursday at only 6% down.

They had different forms of protestations to the question ... but point made.

Kylie Jenner Snapchat Tweet Might've Cost Snap $1.3B!!!

2/22/2018 10:27 AM PST

Kylie Jenner's bitching about Snapchat might've inadvertently inflicted some pain ... in Snapchat's pockets.

The reality star tweeted Wednesday, saying she doesn't use the social media app at all or as much as she did before. And less than 24 hours after that tweet, Snapchat's shares tanked by as much as 7.2% ... equaling a whopping $1.3 BILLION loss. Coincidence?

No one can say for sure that her tweet caused the domino effect ... but Kylie does have a massive influence (she has a combined 128.5M followers on Twitter and Instagram) on Snapchat's coveted demographic -- 18 to 34 year olds. But analysts point to Snapchat's recent app redesign for SC's decline in active users, who HATE the redesign and forced SC to rethink things.

For what it's worth ... Kylie tweeted 11 minutes later professing her love for Snapchat. Too little, too late?    

'Teen Mom 2' Jenelle's Husband Fired For Anti-LGBTQ Comment

2/20/2018 6:28 PM PST
Breaking News

"Teen Mom 2" cast member David Eason's officially been given the boot from the hit show ... TMZ has learned.

Jenelle Evans' husband came under fire for an anti-LGBTQ rant online Monday, and now MTV has severed ties. According to a network spokesperson ... Eason's comments do not reflect its views, and "with six weeks left of production ... effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him."

Evans' co-star Kailyn Lowry told TMZ earlier Tuesday that she was disgusted and disappointed by Eason's comments ... and believed he should be kicked off the show.

In her husband's defense, Jenelle said she and David have gay friends and insisted he doesn't hate the LGBTQ community. She also apologized.

Looks like it wasn't enough ... MTV honchos agreed with Kailyn.

'Teen Mom 2' Jenelle Evans Defends Husband David He Doesn't Hate LGBTQ People!!

2/20/2018 12:08 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is standing by her hubby, saying he doesn't hate members of the LGBTQ community ... and her evidence is essentially, "we know gay people."

David Eason came under fire on Twitter after he said, "Lmao why don't you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh I forgot thats supposed to be normal." Both "Teen Mom 2" fans and cast members called for his firing from the show.

Now Jenelle's coming to David's defense, telling us, "David didn't understand how offensive people would get or how Twitter even works. Now that he realizes his voice is very strong within media/tabloids he has deactivated his account. He agrees he will keep his comments to himself from now on."

She continues, "David doesn't hate people from the LGBT community. My old manager was gay and used to be one of me and Davids close friends. We attended Farrah's birthday in Miami with a lot of LGBT people there and he didn't act in any type of way. We went had a good time and left."

Evans wraps her statement with, "We are sorry for the comments that were made."

We've reached out to MTV for comment on the offensive remarks ... so far, no word back. 

OKC Thunder's Steven Adams Twitter Girl Still Wants a Date Better Late Than Never!

2/20/2018 10:43 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The chick who missed her shot at Steven Adams on Twitter 3 YEARS AGO says she's pumped the NBA star finally got back to her ... and she's still VERY down to go on a date!! 

Social media has been blowing up after Adams went DEEP into his Twitter history to respond to a 2015 tweet from Lauren Myers -- who asked him to be her date to her law school prom.

On Monday, February 19, 2018 ... Adams wrote back, "Absolutely."

Better late than never right?! Well, that's how Myers feels. 

In fact, the 28-year-old lawyer (she's since graduated law school and passed the bar) tells TMZ Sports she's down for a basketball game, dinner, bowling ... "anything would be fun!" 

Myers says she initially hit Adams up because he was a young, unknown player at the time and she thought there was a good chance she'd get a response. She never imagined hearing back now!

Steven ... HIT THIS GIRL UP!!!

Iggy Azalea I Said What I Meant ... A Card & P***y for Valentine's Day

2/7/2018 7:12 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Iggy Azalea firmly believes in her basic Valentine's Day gift package idea for women -- but it might be falling short for herself ... 'cause she's flying solo for the holiday.

We got Iggy Tuesday night at Craig's and asked if she really meant what she'd tweeted a day earlier when responding to a fan who asked what women should get their man for Valentine's Day.

Iggy's sticking to her guns -- a card and p***y is the way to go, according to her.

Then again ... she doesn't have a sweetheart lined up for the 14th, so maybe take her advice with a grain of salt.

Kate Upton I Can't Wait to Tell My Full Story ... Of Sexual Misconduct by Paul Marciano

2/1/2018 6:48 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kate Upton is itching to tell everyone about what she claims was sexual abuse at the hands of Guess co-founder Paul Marciano.

Our photog got Kate Wednesday arriving at LAX, and she made it clear she's going to offer more than a Twitter headline when the time is right. Upton wrote on Instagram Tuesday, Marciano should not be allowed to use his power to sexually harass women, though she was not specific.

The S.I. cover model wouldn't say if she was a victim or if she was speaking out on behalf of other models, but it seems like she has a personal story.

Kate also believes people at Guess were complicit in protecting and enabling Marciano.

So far Marciano has not responded.

Redskins' D.J. Swearinger Blasts Alex Smith Trade: 'It's Bulls**t!!'

1/31/2018 7:05 AM PST
Breaking News

So much for a warm welcome for Alex Smith in Washington ...

Redskins stud defensive back D.J. Swearinger is PISSED about the blockbuster trade that sent a young defensive star to the Chiefs in exchange for the Pro Bowl QB ... calling the deal "bullsh*t."

ICYMI -- Washington sent Kendall Fuller (arguably one of the best young corners on the team) and a draft pick to the Chiefs in exchange for the 33-year-old QB. 

D.J. bashed the deal in a series of tweets this morning ...  calling out his team for taking a step back:

"Never Saw Any Bulls**t Like This In My Life!! Idc who i rub wrong because you never sat in a meeting nor put in work with my dawg!!"

"People say they wanna win right but you throw away your best defender!?!? Somebody you can set a standard with?!?! #Defense will win championships!!"

"And We Took a Major Step down from the best slot corner In The Game!! No disrespect to nobody on my squad or coming to my squad but we basically took a step backwards by giving away (Fuller) who graded 90 overall which is Elite and hard too do!!! Smh."

8:50 AM PT -- Swearinger has apparently cooled down enough to give a shoutout to his new QB ... saying "Alex Smith Welcome To The Squad We Got Championships To Win!"

Nelly GF Refutes New Sexual Assault Claims ... I Was With Him!!!

1/25/2018 7:03 PM PST
Breaking News

Nelly's girlfriend is standing by her man amid new sexual assault allegations, calling them "false claims" ... and says she knows because she was there to witness what really went down.

It's interesting -- Shantel Jackson admits Nelly "f*cked up" and says they're working on their relationship ... but suggests there's no way he could have sexually assaulted the anonymous women now accusing him because she was "at those venues, in the dressing rooms, and on that tour bus."

Jackson adds ... there are women out there dealing with real issues of sexual assault, but the movement to bring about positive change is being discredited "when people lie."

As we reported ... Monique Greene accused the rapper of raping her on a tour bus in Washington, and now claims the 2 new women went through a similar ordeal as her.

Check out Shantel's full statement below.

Simone Biles to Larry Nassar Judge: 'You Are My Hero'

1/24/2018 1:44 PM PST
Breaking News

Simone Biles is giving the judge who signed Larry Nassar's "death warrant" a big, public thank you ... telling her, "YOU ARE MY HERO" for sentencing the ex-Team USA doc to 175 years in prison.

Simone -- who earlier this month revealed she was sexually assaulted by Nassar -- thanked judge Rosemarie Aquilina in a tweet just hours after Nassar learned his fate in a Michigan courtroom.

In the same message, she also gave a shout-out to all of Nassar's victims who gave impact statements in court "for being so brave and speaking like the queens that you are while looking at that monster."

Biles added -- "He will no longer have the power to steal our happiness or joy. I stand with every one of you."

Genie Bouchard 2nd Super Bowl Date w/ Bet Guy ... This Is Foreal, Right?!

1/23/2018 7:05 AM PST
Breaking News

Alright, guys ... this might actually be a thing.

Tennis superstar Genie Bouchard and the guy who won a date with her by betting on last year's Super Bowl are going back to the big game ... after NFL Canada (Genie's home country) offered to take them as guests.

The best part -- SHE ASKED HIM!!

"OMG. Back to where it all began?! And with the Patriots too?! I’m in! What do you say?" Genie tweeted at Missouri University student, John Goehrke.

Of course, John accepted -- "This keeps getting better. I’m in!"

You know the story -- Genie made a bet with John last year when the Falcons were up big on the Patriots ... agreeing to a date if the Pats pulled off a comeback.

They did ... and they've since gone on (at least) a few dates -- including a bikini beach sesh in Miami.

Can't say for sure ... but it definitely seems like things are heating up.

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